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Really Really Free Market This Saturday!

freemarketThe Really Really Free Market
Saturday, January 4th
2pm – 4pm
@ The Carrboro Town Commons

Because there’s enough for everyone
Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning
Because corporations would rather the landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free
Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy
Because a sunny day outside is better than anything money could buy
Because “free trade” is a contradiction in terms
Because no one should have to do without food, shelter, entertainment, and community
Because life should be a picnic, but it only will be if we make it happen

BECAUSE THERE IS TOO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH! Continue reading

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Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair Final Update!

acabFrom Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair

Ahead of the 2013 Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair, this coming Saturday, November 23, we are excited to announce the final list of participating publishers and organizations and schedule of events. See you there!

The book fair itself will take place at The Nightlight at 405 West Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill from 11 am to 7 pm. Additional events will take place at Internationalist Books a block away at 405 West Franklin Street. Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING THE ANARCHIST PRIMER COMPETITION AT THE CARRBORO ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR!

carrboro-anarchist-bookfair-posterFrom Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair

Raise your hand if this has happened to you:

You’re tabling at a local event, chatting with someone on a bus, having a beer with a co-worker, or in one of the countless situations when  you’re explaining your anarchism to a non-anarchist who’s curious. They seem interested, open to your ideas, or eager to try to share them with others in their life. As you wrap up your conversation, they ask you for a good, basic, accessible introduction to anarchist ideas – one they can read to their kids or share with their skeptical friends or distribute in their small town. What do you give them?

If you’re anything like us, your distro table has ample supplies of historical narratives, advanced theoretical critiques, and topical analyses, but when it comes to a simple primer to get the anarcho-curious started, your stocks are surprisingly scarce. This has proved frustrating again and again, from the Occupy encampments to  anti-election leafleting to everyday outreach. There are plenty of primers out there, but a lot of them are poorly written or out of date. For years we distributed Fighting For Our Lives, but now it’s at long last out of print. You can recommend books, but what can you copy by the hundreds and give to any old person?

And that’s why we’re announcing the ANARCHIST PRIMER COMPETITION, taking
place at the 4th Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair in Chapel Hill, NC! Continue reading

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November Reading Group: Living in Climate Chaos

desertLiving in Climate Chaos reading group:

For years we have been hearing that we had only a few years to head-off catastrophic, self-perpetuating climate disruption. This Summer, as half
the country burned and the other half flooded, many of us realized: We have arrived. What does it mean to be an environmentalist, an anti-authoritarian, a person who cares, and stay active while acknowledging that the climate ship has sailed? What doors have closed to us? Have others opened? Can crisis double as opportunity? And our foes; how are they taking advantage of the situation?

Come read and discuss two texts about these subjects with us at Internationalist Books 405 W. Franklin St. at 7pm Mondays through November. Zine Pack available for $5 at Internationalist
Books.

7pm 11/4-Desert: Pages 1-30. 7pm 11/11-Desert: Pages 30-55. 7pm
11/18-Storming the Breach.

Texts also available here:

http://zinelibrary.info/desert

http://hurricaneparty0.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/storming-the-breach.pdf

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Earth First! Journal Collective Weekend Tour Aug 16 & 17: Debate & Workshops

brigid2013coverFrom Croatan Earth First!

On Friday August 16th Internationalist Books  in Chapel Hill will host a debate/discussion at 6 p.m. regarding the new zineThe Issues Are Not The Issue” with the author (former EF!er)  and organizers from Everglades & Katuah Earth First!

On Saturday Aug 17th, come out from 2-5 p.m. at Internationalist Bookstore at 405 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill for the “Earth Nightly News​​”​ program and Independent Media Workshop with editors from the Earth First! Journal Collective out of Lake Worth, Florida and the Appalachian office in Western NC. Find out how you can get involved in EF! Media projects and more. Participants will discuss where they get their news, which forms are most used, and how under-reported events and organizing can get more attentions through alternative press.

The Earth First! Journal has been a circulating printed newspaper and magazine for over 32 years. As the voice of the international direct action movement, the EF! Journal Collective maintains a number of media projects to help communicate the actions and ecological news to the world. Join us for a presentation, live news program and discussion about reading, writing and producing independent media. Continue reading

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